Newton High’s Cardinals, ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, were too much for the Boone Toreadors to handle on a cold Friday night. The Cardinals rolled to a 10-0 victory on the soccer field at Newton’s H.A. Lynn Stadium.
Senior Jacob Murphy scored four goals in the game, including the final two to end the game early with 22:56 left in the second half. Sophomore Josh Meyer found the net three times scoring the first goal of the night at the 38:48 mark of the first half.
Murphy had back-to-back goals at 38:29 and 36:44 on assists by senior Luke Maharry and sophomore Darara Dawassa. Dawassa used a pass from senior Nathan Jennings to score with 23:30 remaining in the first half.
Meyer scored again two minutes later to put the Cardinals up 5-0 at halftime. Newton (5-1) overwhelmed the Toreadors (0-6).
“We came out doing what we had talked about — playing with a lot of intensity,” Newton head coach Zach Jensen said. “We scored two goals within the first two minutes of the start.”
The second half started much like the first as the Cardinals pressed forward and freshman Hunter Kennedy tallied a goal at the 38-minute mark. Within three minutes, freshman Derek Beiner scored to make it 7-0.
Murphy was credited with an assist on Meyer’s third goal of the night with 26:56 left. Jennings had his second assist as Murphy scored at 24:40 then again to end the game.
“With several injuries and the way the game was going, we were able to play some junior varsity guys. It was good for them and they contributed,” Jensen said.
Freshman goalkeeper Caleb Lawson had one save.
Senior Ty Arguello and junior Kaleb Dydell suffered ankle injuries in Tuesday’s win over Grinnell.
The Cardinal varsity plays their first road game of the season at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in Marshalltown.
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